Ukrainian personnel remove a body from the crash site

Malaysia quietly worked back channels on MH17

22 Jul As Western leaders increasingly pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists, and Moscow itself, over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little.

On 14 April 276 girls were seized in Chibok in northern Nigeria

Timeline: Nigerian schoolgirl kidnapping

22 Jul On April 14 a total of 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped in northeastern Nigeria by Islamist group Boko Haram. 100 days later 219 are still being held captive.

Cian's mode of transport and mobile studio rolled into one

Ireland by Bike Series

17 Jul RTÉ's Cian McCormack cycled from Mizen Head to Malin Head, travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way to gauge its impact on tourism and regional development. Listen/read his reports.

The Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan island of Giglio on 13 January 2012

Timeline of the Costa Concordia disaster

14 Jul On 13 January 2012, the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground at night off the Tuscan coast and pitched over onto its side, leaving 32 people dead.

Donnie and Ronnie Galyon celebrated a very special milestone on Saturday

Conjoined twins mark a milestone

07 Jul Sixty-two-year-old Donnie and Ronnie Galyon of Cleveland, Ohio, break the record for being the longest surviving conjoined twins.

The Govt's decision to do a U-turn on the issue of upfront fees for FOI requests has been widely welcomed

Time to look at FOI again

04 Jul The decision of the Government to do a U-turn on the issue of upfront fees for FOI requests has been widely welcomed.

President Barack Obama visited his ancestral homeland in Moneygall in Co Offaly in 2011.

Is there money in Moneygall?

04 Jul Morning Ireland's Louise Byrne reports on the opening of one Barack Obama visitor attraction in Moneygall, Co Offaly and the closure of another.

Mars One is a not-for-profit foundation that aims to establish permanent human life on Mars

Mars One seeks contributions to cargo of red planet spacecraft

30 Jun Mars One, the privately-funded project which aims to put a human settlement on Mars by 2025, has invited universities, research bodies and companies to contribute to the cargo of an unmanned lander spacecraft it intends to put on the red planet in 2018.